Mr. Don Ray Roddey, age 86, of Anderson, SC, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020 at Rainey Hospice House. Mr. Roddey was laid to rest at the MJ (Dolly) Cooper Veteran’s Cemetery in Anderson, SC.
Born in Great Falls, South Carolina, he was the son of the late William Otis Roddey and Pearl Jane Neely Roddey. He enlisted in the US Navy during the Korean War and was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Hancock. After getting out of the Navy, he returned home and began working in the cotton mills. In 1963, he moved to Anderson to work for Wamsutta Mills. In 1972, he joined Hollingsworth as a mobile service technician and stayed there until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of New Covenant Presbyterian Church.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 45 years, Sandra Nichols Roddey, formerly of Fayette; son, Russell Roddey (Katie); and grandchildren, Faith and Dylan Roddey.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital (stjudes.org).
Condolences to the family may be sent to 209 Saddle Trail, Anderson, SC 29621.
Sosebee Mortuary and Crematory, South Chapel, directed.
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